Basketball

Defense carries Warriors to victory over NB

EVERETT - Everett girls basketball coach Keith Moyer knew he had a great offensive team, but now he's seen another side of his team's game improve.The Lady Warrior defense set the temp early and sparked a 21-4 run in the first on their way to a 67-42 route of Northern Bedford in the Everett ...

Brooks propels Eagles over Ridge

TYRONE - Tournament MVP Blake Brooks and the Golden Eagles came out firing as Tyrone took down Chestnut Ridge, 72-59, Tuesday night in the championship game of the Reliance Bank Northern Blair County Kiwanis holiday tournament held at Tyrone Area High School.Tyrone took a quick 10-2 lead in the ...

Detwiler’s 26 key Lady Pirates by P-O

WILLIAMSBURG - Madison Detwiler scored 26 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for Williamsburg as it defeated Philipsburg-Osceola to win the Williamsburg Christmas Tournament, 61-50, in high school girls action Tuesday.Randilyn Peck added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Abby Showers led ...

Bisons roll past C-K in Everett consolation

EVERETT - Alex Kendall led all scorers with 19 points and was named to the all-tournament team as Bedford beat Claysburg-Kimmel, 54-22, in the consolation game of the Everett Holiday Hoops Tournament in boys action Tuesday.Zach Shaffer added eight points for everett, while Brandon Gergely and ...

Politza’s 36 keys Eagles by Panthers

TYRONE - Anthony Politza may or may not have gotten money for Christmas, but he sure was money on Monday night.Politza cashed in on 15 field goals and went 6-7 from the line for far and away a game-high 36 points against a Penn Cambria defense that simply had no way of stopping him as host ...

Altoona can’t get over hump

Altoona fell behind East Stroudsburg North by six late in the first half and by as many as 11 early in the third quarter. Try as they might, the Mountain Lions just couldn't dig their way out of that hole.East Stroudsburg held on for a 45-42 win Monday over Altoona in the nightcap of the ...

BG rolls up mercy-rule victory over United

Most of the players were the same.So was the result. Only the sport was different.Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's football team racked up 12 mercy-rule victories while winning the 2014 PIAA Class A state football championship.On Monday night, the Marauders were shooting hoops, not running or ...

Pirates, Mounties reach tourney final

WILLIAMSBURG - Camryn Bookhammer scored a game-high 17 points, while also adding five rebounds, six assists, and eight steals, to lead Williamsburg to a 64-47 win over Glendale in the first round of the Williamsburg Christmas Tournament in high school girls basketball Monday.Madison Detwiler ...

Male Athlete of Week: Gearhart huge presence on court

Name: Nate GearhartSchool: HuntingdonAge: 18Grade: SeniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Gearhart broke the all-time boys basketball career scoring record by racking up 26 points in a victory over Southern Huntingdon. He followed that with 25 points against Juniata Valley as ...

Sheaffer’s 23 points pushes Everett by C-K

EVERETT - Kyle Sheaffer scored a game-high 23 points to lead Everett over Claysburg-Kimmel, 59-38, in the opening round of the Everett Holiday Hoops Tournament in high school boys action Monday.Brice Weaver added 10 points for Everett (3-3), which meets West Branch - a 59-54 first-round winner ...

Female Athlete of Week: Leidy doesn’t play like a freshman

Name: Taylor LeidySchool: Juniata ValleyAge: 15Grade: FreshmanSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Leidy scored 28 points, had six rebounds and four assists in a first-round victory over Mount Union and added 11 points in a Huntingdon Lions Christmas Tournament championship game ...

Lady Marauders crush United

A possible preview of the District 6 Class A girls championship game seemed as though it would be off before Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic even took the floor at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium Monday.State-ranked Blairsville lost by 14 to Delone Catholic, ranked No. 8 in Class AA in the state, in ...

Balanced Lady Warriors prevail

EVERETT - The Everett girls basketball team just needed two early free throws from Hannah Prather to start the scoring.From there, the Lady Warriors used an early 13-4 run on their way to a 60-38 drubbing of Bedford in the first round of the Everett Holiday Hoops Tournament Monday at Everett ...

Heights forces 30 turnovers in win

PATTON - Cambria Heights received scoring from nine players in a 52-24 rout of Bald Eagle Area in the first round of the Cambria Heights Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday night.The Highlanders (3-5) will face Purchase Line, a 65-45 winner over Northern Cambria, in the championship ...

Glorioso, Oliver win weight classes

LANCASTER - Collin Glorioso and Jacob Oliver won individual championships and helped Huntingdon finish third as a team at the 25-team Conestoga Valley Buckskin Wrestling Holiday Classic on Sunday.Glorioso pinned Exeter's James Harkness in the semifinals before pinning Father Judge's Trevor ...

Lady Tigers edge Connellsville in overtime

CALIFORNIA - Ashley McClain scored 16 points, and Sierra Kirsch added 12 to lead Hollidaysburg to 55-51 overtime win over Connellsville in the California University Hoopsfest in high school girls basketball on Saturday.Connellsville was led by Madison Wiltrout (17) and Sarah Mickens (13).The ...

Bearcats pound Hornets for title

HUNTINGDON - Nate Gearhart scored 25 points, and Kobren Frederick scored 22 points to lead Huntingdon to a 67-41 win over Juniata Valley in the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College in high school boys basketball Saturday.Huntingdon improved to 5-3.Aaron Maysonet led Juniata Valley with ...

Dragons prevail in intense contest

WILLIAMSBURG - The Scarlet Dragons of Central High School took home the championship trophy this year for the 17th annual Williamsburg Blue Pirate Boosters Tournament, beating host Williamsburg in the title game, 58-42.You wouldn't know it judging by the score, but this one contained a number ...

Huskies hold off Dragons

MARTINSBURG - Bishop Carroll Catholic's Lady Huskies led from start to finish in winning the Central MTS Tournament, 65-52, Saturday afternoon, but they had to withstand a furious fourth-quarter rally by the hosts to do it.Carroll jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes, led by 13 ...

Red Devils unable to finish off comeback

EBENSBURG - After watching Blairsville's Troy Williams score 34 points against Bishop Carroll on Friday night, Central Cambria boys basketball coach Adam Stephan knew that his team would have to slow down Williams if they had any chance of claiming the County Seat Tournament title.Through three ...